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Vol. 9. No. 18. 


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In accordance with the proposed plan 
for the future determining of editors of the 
COLLEGE News, the present Board announces 
the opening of the News Board Competi- 
tion. The competition is open to all members 
of 1913 who, beginning with March 11 until 
June 2, shall submit voluntary contributions 
to the News. Each contribution will be 
judged by the Board and awarded a certain 
number of points according to the merit of 
the article. The Freshman obtaining the 
highest number of points in the competition 
shall, in the following October, succeed to the 
Board as Sophomore editor. In the fall, the 
former members of this Freshman competi- 
tion, as well as any members of 19 13 who have 
not competed this spring, may enter the 
Sophomore competition. The results of this 
competition will determine the five Junior 
editors of the News who go into office after 
the Easter vacation of their Sophomore year. 
At the same time in the fall when the Sopho- 
more competition is begun, the competition 
will be opened to the new Freshmen, the 
members of 1914. Thus two competitions 
will by next fall be running at the same time; 
one of Freshmen competing foi the position 
of Sophomore editor, to be determined in 
October of the following year; the other of 
Sophomores competing for the positions of 
associate editor, the two literary editors and 
two department reporters, to be then de- 
termined before March 1. The Freshman 
competition for the Class of 1914 will last, 
then, approximately from the opening of 
college in the fall until the June examinations 
begin; the Sophomore competition for 191 3 
from the opening of college in the fall until 
March 1. The Freshman competition for 
this year, however, extends only from March 
31 until June 2. The Sophomore competi- 
tion will differ from the Freshman in that the 
contributions shall be partly by assignment 
and partly voluntary. Regular assignments 
shall be made by the Board each week to 
each Sophomore competitor. The Freshman 
competition, however, is purely voluntary. 
Competitors may, at any time and as fre- 
quently as they choose, contribute any arti. 
clcs which it would be possible for the NEWS 
to publish. 

This system of competition makes several 
changes in the conducting of the News and 
the determining of its editors. Formerly 
editors were nominated from the Sophomore 
Class by the Board in office and elected by 
vote of the Sophomore Class before Easter. 
The Board based its nominations largely on 
such information as it could obtain concern- 
ing the work done by Sophomore students 

in the Department of English Composition. 

The recommendations of English instructors 
naturally fell upon those students whose 
work in composition had been the most 
brilliant. This narrowed the possible nom- 
i" those who wrote unusually well. 
These are not always the writers who can 
adapi their style to the demands of a weekly 

publication. Under the present system, all 
students arc eligible for positions on the 
Board who enter the work of the competi- 
tion. All editors, with the exception of the 
editor-in-chief, are determined by the quality 
and amount of work for the News as re- 
corded in the accounts of the competitions. 
The editor-in-chief is elected, however, before 
March 1 of her Junior year by the three 
Boards of the Magazine and News. The 
general plan for her election makes her work- 
on the Board and her previous record in the 
News competition important factors in her 

Positions on the News Board are worth 
working for. The experience gained from a 
year, possibly two or three years of weekly 
editing, planning and writing is something 
very substantial, — an experience whose ben- 
efits will be available even after the four 

for the 
time spent is usually ample. Each edii 
a share in the joint profits of the NEWS and 
Magazine; the share of the Editor-in-Chief 
is fourteen per cent.; of the Associate Editor, 
five percent; of the two literary editors, four 
per cent, each; of the two department re- 
porters and the Sophomore editor, one per 
cent. each. This amounts to $100 or more, 
in the of the editor-in-chief, and the 
rest in proportion. 

The ultimate purpose of the competitive 
system is obviously a belter News. The News 
will be edited by students who, by their 
work in the Freshman and Sophomore com- 
petitions, will know the requirements of a 
weekly paper and be trained to meet those 
requirements. It will be possible for the 
editor-in-chief to have had a little more 
than two and a half years of training before 
iccupies the chair. The haphazard 
method of securing lecture write-ups and 
other necessary material by request will be 
done away with, and, it is hoped, the News 
will become more what it should be, an effi- 
cient newspaper. 

Printed information concerning the re- 
quirements of articles submitted by Fresh- 
man competitors, form of manuscript, general 
style, etc., will be posted shortly. Until 
then the necessary information concerning 
the details of contributions will be given 
Freshman competitors hy the Board. 

All Freshmen who are interested in the 
competition with a view to contribution, or 
all those desiring more detailed information, 
arc requested to meet the News Board in 
Room 426, Friday, March 4. 

The present Board wishes to urge strongly 
the point which it hopes the competition 
makes, — that a lack of brilliant English 
themes need never discourage a student from 
competing for a. position on the Board. The 
NEWS demands clearness, conciseness and 
pertinent facts before literary style. The 
application of these three virtues to any of 
Hi' in itcrial which the News is accustomed 
to use will fit an article for publication. The 
Board docs not narrow the Freshman com- 
petitor to the Free Presses or Parliaments of 
Fools, — it is asking her to try anything she 
chooses, — a lecture write-up, a play criti- 
cism, an editorial or even a small news item 
which is of sufficient interest for publication. 
None of these articles demand any more 
ability than the practice of the competition 
will give the competitor. A concise lecture 
write-up composed from the notes taken on 
a required lecture will probably count for 
more points in the competitive record than a 
piece of perfect English prose. We do not 
ige "r dispense wit'- good raiting but 
We do wish to emphasize the point which the 
existence of the competition makes, that an 
inexhaustible stock of adjectives or a col- 
lection of happy phrases is not the making of 
a News editor. Ease in writing clearly, rap- 
idly and coherently is the valuable asset, and 
one which can be acquired. It is because the 
News believes that it can help you to ac- 
quire that facility and in so doing, better it- 
self, that it opens to you the possibility of a 
place' among its editors. 


The Society Congress held its second 
meeting on February 26, 1910, at College 
Hall, with Dean Pendleton presiding. The 
purpose of the societies was discussed and it 
was voted that some kind of organized work 
in the societies was desirable and that the 
congress approved of a combination of work 
and social life. Discussion on the basis of 
membership followed, but action was de- 
ferred until the next meeting, to be held at 
College Hall, March 4. ioio, at 3.20 o'clock. 
A full report of the discussion will be printed 
in the next week's News. 

Mary W. Dewson, 
Secretary of the Congress. 


College Mews. 

Press of N. A. Linosey <v Co., Boston. 

Published weekly. Subscription price, $1.00 a 
year to resident and non-resident. 

All business correspondence should be addressed 
to Elizabeth Nofsinger, Business Manager, College 

All subscriptions should be sent to Miss Alice 
R. Porter. 

All advertising correspondence should be addressed 
to Miss B. M. Beckford, Wellesley. 

Editor-in-Chief, Kate S. Parsons, 1911 

Associate Editor, Ruth Evans, 1911 

Literary Editors, 

Emily D. Miler, 1911 Dorothy Mills, 1911 

Muriel Bacheler, 1912 

Alduna Editor, Elizabeth W. Manwaring. 1902 

Business Manager, Elizabeth Nofsinger, 1910 

Subscription Editor, Alice R. Porter, 1910 


Ridie Guion, 1911 Frances Gray, 1912 

"Entered as second class matter, November 12, 
1903. at the Post Office at Wellesley, Mass., under 
the Act of Congress. March 3, 1879." 


Sometimes editors have ideas. At 
least, this one had one once — npt a very long 
time ago. Now this Idea is such a jolly 
little chap and has frisked about the editor 
so in his desire to please her, that she has 
finally decided to put him in the News, just 
to give him a little sense of responsibility. 
According to the opinion of the editor, this 
idea is as good as they say health breakfast 
foods are. It banishes cares and worries, 
when properly used, and produces a perfect 
and fondnesses. Some of 
you may be disappointed in it, but you whose 
Memory Hooks bulge pompous and over- 
weening proud on your book-shelves ought 

that remark would best go at the end. 
Editors are sometimes mistaken in their 
ideas. At least, this one has been. 

Did you ever make a Book of People? 
Did anyone ever make a Book of People 
exactly like the present editor's? You see, 
this idea is a brand-new thing. 

The editor's book is called the Book of 
Friends and Fiends. Of course, if you are a 
very sweet person, you will call it just the 
Book of Friends, and if you are very — op- 
posite, you will shorten the name further 
by leaving out the r. Probably you arc just 
commonplace, like the editor. Then get a 
small-sized, slip-sheet note-book, with about 
fifty pages in it to begin on, call twenty- 
five of them "Friends" and twenty-five 
"Fiends." Write at the top of the "Friend" 
ones your own name and four or five, perhaps 
twenty others, one on a page. Then do the 
same by the "Fiends" — Heaven send they 
be not so numerous! — of course not forgetting 

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yourself. You see how it works? Whenever 
you feel like it, you put down a trait of 
character, some mannerism, opinion, or 
distinctive saying of one of the people whose 
name is in the hook — or of some new person. 
The book is extensible, being the kind you 
buy for lecture-notes, and may contain as 
many or as few people as you like. And 
really, the fun of it is very profitable. Often 
and often pages from the back come over 
to the front, though they never seem to 
go the other way. You see the moral of it? 
If you really study people with or without 
a book to put them in you are rather sure 
to find out that they are at least as much a 
friend of yours as you yourself are— the 
editor is even now in trembling dread of 
becoming very sweet. (Morals are supposed 
to go at the end, but the editor was so keen 
to get this one in that she thought she could 
not wait. It is such a good moral!) 

More virtues of the Book! You are 
ashamed to have yourself the very worst 
fiend of them all. Judge the consequences 
when you find yourself adding another sheet, 
•just for the fiendish points of your own char- 
acter! Such a discovery causes — adaptation 
to speak in zoological terms. As for your 
friends — what wonderful friends you do 
have, to be sure, before the year is out! 
You do not tell them of the Book — it is a 
dreadfully private affair, though not nearly 
so egotistical and morbid as a diary, — but 
you chuckle over it a great deal in solitude. 
Then the mixed people — ah, those dear 
mixed people! They sometimes become nearly 
a s nice as your friends, and they are always 
much more piquant. They are also the great 
majority. (Think of even a tiny world in 
which the majority are the most interesting 
people.) Of course, the mixed people are 
the ones that have a page — or four or five 
pages — in the back as well as in the front of 

the Book. They keep the owner of the Book 
very busy — but they also make life worth 
the living. 

It will even be a sad day when the last 
fiend has the extra letter put in its name. You 
can write curses and anathema maranthas in 
your Book with your teeth set and murdc r 
in your heart, and then go out and lend your 
Bible notes with a perfect good grace, and 
even with a gleam of humor in your eyes. 

Then think of the glee the Book brings to 
one's family! They devour it; they are 
worried; they roar, and your life away from 
home is much more real to them. It a :tu illy 
saves a lot of trouble in letters! Th ; m >ra the 
editor thinks of the Book, the mora virtnas 
she seems to find in it. It is a medicine to the 
present age, a joy to future nephews and 
nieces, who will be delighted to find out how- 
wicked their aunts were. What if every one 
kept a Book! How circumspectly we would 
walk, how sincere would be our smiles, and 
how clever our jokes! How would punsters 
and snobs and other like abominations 
perish from off the earth ! Flatterers and like- 
wise truth-tellers would die a natural death. 

( )f course, you will never make a Book 
like this of the editor's (though your friend 
may — look out!) It is a lot more trouble than 
a Memory Book, and not nearly so good. 
There is reason in what you say. Alas! The 
poor Book cannot contain pressed flowers, 
nor dance-programs, nor restaurant menus, 
nor even examination papers. Doubtless, 
too, these are the things that go to make up 
college — not the people whom we learn to 
know and love, to admire and emulate. 
Poor little idea! It was not so good after 
all! We cannot give up our Memory Books 
and we cannot write when we do not have to. 




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Thursday, March 3, at 4.20. P.M., in Houghton Memorial Chapel, 

an organ recital by Annie Bigelow Stowe, 1902. 
Friday, March 4, at 4.15. P.M.. Student Government Birthday 

Rally in College Hall Chapel. 
Saturday, March 5, at 7.30, P.M., "Much Ado About Nothing," 

given by the Amherst Dramatic Society, in the Barn. 
Sunday, March 6. Service in Houghton Memorial Chapel at 11, 

A.M. Sermon by Dr. Clarence A. Barbour of Rochester, New 


Evening. Vespers at 7 o'clock. Missionary address. 
Monday, March 7. Song Recital by Madame Kirkbv-Lunn in 

College Hall Chapel at 7.30, P.M. 

Friday, March 4, at 8, P.M.. in Billings Hall, a lecture by Prof. 

Montague of Columbia, before the Philosophy Club. 


Scribblers met at the Alpha Kappa Chi House on Friday even- 
ing. 1 )r. Lockwood read. 

A meeting of the delegates to summer conferences and Roches- 
ter was held Friday evening, at the Agora House, and was led by 
Frances Tail . 

At the last of the Artist Recitals, to be held Monday evening, 
March 7, Mme. Louise Kirkby-Lunn, the contralto prima donna, will 
sine. A few tickets for seventy-five cents each will be sold at the 

The fourth of the Midyear Organ Recitals was given Thursday, 
February 24, by Professor MacDougall. The program consisted of 
the Third Sonata by Mendelssohn, and the Fantasie Rustique and 
Finale in B flat by W. Wolstenholme. 

Miss Annie Bigelow Stowe, A. B. (Wellesley, 1902), who has 
succeeded Miss Hetty Wheeler of the Music Department, will give 
the last of the organ recitals next week. The program will be the 
work of French composers. 

An open meeting of the Student Volunteer Band was held Sun- 
da v afternoon at the Agora House. The meeting was led by Frances 

The Christian Association has moved to its attractive new 
office, just a little way nearer center. 


The ninth anniversary of the founding of Student Government 
comes on March 6th, but the Birthday Rally will be held on the 4th 
(Friday). Time and place: 4.15 o'clock in College Hall Chapel. 

Signed. Isadore Douglas, 

President of Student Government. 


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Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women offer a 
first prize of moo and a second prize of $50 for the best essays on 
"The Case Against Woman's Suffrage." These essays must con- 
tain not less than 3,500 or more than 5,500 words, and must be 
written by women who are Juniors or Seniors during the present 
year at any college in Massachusetts, and sent, with the writer's 
name and "that of her collage, before April 15, 1910, to the com- 

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The Christian Association meeting, Thursday, February 24, 
was led by Miss Scudder, the subject of the meeting being "Chris- 
tianity and the Social Crisis." Miss Scudder confined her talk to 
the summons of the social problem to the church, and more spe- 
cifically to the church here at Wellesley. Since social reform is the 
problem of the day the study of social questions should be the 
primal concern of the church. Miss Scudder spoke briefly of the 
great problems of church history, and showed that present condi- 
tions in Europe and the United States make the social problem a 
vital one to the modern church. The general attitude of indiffer- 
ence or distrust toward social reform; and the well-fed, aristocratic 
character of the Christian church are dangerous factors of modern 
civilization. Christianity holds the key to this situation, and only 
by the co-operation of the church can the greatest good for humanity 
be attained in this crisis. Here in Wellesley we find too much 
separation between social reform and Christian activity. To bring 
about the eo-operation of Christian people in the church, both at 
Wellesley and in the world outside, Miss Scudder has given us two 
suggestions: A deepening of devotion, and study. Opportunity is 
given by the week-end conference March 12, 13, 14, on "Chris- 
tianity and the Social Crisis," to learn more of the movement. 


It is perhaps unnecessary to call the attention of Seniors to the 
possibility of continuing, beyond this year, genuine study, not mere- 
ly desultory reading, in some one of the subjects of college work. 
Practically everybody may gain for herself the time for private 
study; and some may undertake college or university graduate 
study. Graduate scholarships, covering at least the expense of 
tuition, are offered by Bryn Mawr, Cornell, The Teachers' College 
of Columbia University, Wellesley College and other institutions. 

The undersigned will gladly give further information. 

Mary Whiton Calkins, 
Chairman of the Committee of Graduate Instruction. 


Museum of Fine Arts: Etchings by Whistler. 
Fogg Museum of Art: Early Italian Paintings. 
St. Botolph Club: Mr. Wendell's Paintings. 
Doll and Richards': Mr. Boits' Water-colors. 
Doll and Richards': Engravings by Nanteuil. 
Arts and Crafts: Exhibition of Metal-work. 
Franklin Union: Loan Exhibition of Pictures. 
Kimball's Gallery: French and Dutch Pictures. 
Normal Art Gallery: Miss Richardson's Paintings. 
Gardner's Gallery: Mr. Hudson's Paintings. 
Copley Gallery: Miss Gills' Paintings. 
Copley Gallery: Mrs. Bradley's Water-colors. 
Copley Gallery: Miss Conant's Water-colors. 


Tremont: "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm." 

Hollis-street: Maud Adams. 

Majestic: Walker Whiteside in "The Melting Pot." 

Boston: "Ben Hur." 

Colonial: Sir Charles Wyndham and his company in "The 

Park: William Hodge in "The Man from Home." 
Globe: Vaughan Glaser in "St. Elmo." 
Shubert: "The Midnight Sons." 


Lost on Sunday evening, February 13, between T. Z. E. House 
and Cazenove Hall, a shell comb with carved top. It is one of a 
pair and valued as a gift. Will the finder kindly return to Anna 
Sener, 10 Cazenove Hall? 


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In his second lecture on "The Social Problem in Israel in the 
Time of the Prophets," which was given on the evening of Febru- 
ary 25th, in College Hall Chapel, Dr. Lewis Bayles Paton, Ph.D., 
D.D., of Hartford Theological Seminary, treated of the "Proposed 
Solutions of the Social Problem," which are found in the literature 
of the period of the monarchy. There arc three kinds of this litera- 
ture; the Priestly, which comprises the Book of the Covenant, 
Deuteronomy, and the Holiness Code; the Wisdom Literature, 
consisting of the older portions of Proverbs, and the Prophetic, 
which includes the historical and traditional accounts of the earlier 
prophets as well as the works of the great literary prophets. 

Different as are these divisions of the Hebrew literature of this 
period in source and point of view, they are yet fundamentally alike 
in attitude, in spirit and in aim. None are indifferent to the prob- 
lem, nor do any reflect the shallow optimism of the riding class of the 
day. They all face the facts of the grave sociological evils of their 
time, declare the depraved state of society, and strive to remedy 
the existing abuses. Moreover, all three kinds of literature show that 
the spirit of the men behind them is not that of revolutionists, but 
of reformers. The literature is wholly conservative. It seeks not to 
destroy the existing forms and institutions of society, but to make 
them better. This conservatism may best lie seen in the attitude of 
the writers of this period toward the three great institutions of so- 
ciety—the right of the individual to possess private property, the ex- 
istence of the family, and of the state. 

The legal literature sanctions the existence of private property 
and makes no attempt to return to the communal ownership of 
land. It also grants the right of inheritance and primogeniture. 
The Wisdom Literature is full of praises for thrift and the accumula- 
tion of wealth; the prophets, although they denounce the abuse of 
wealth, sanction private ownership of real and personal property. 
The writers of this period have no socialistic program for the aboli- 
tion of wealth. 

In regard to the family, the conservatism and unanimity of the 
makers of the literature of the monarchy is still more pronounced. The 
Law assumes the continued existence of the family in its patriarchal 
form; the Wisdom Book continually praises marriage, while the 
prophets regard the family as the corner stone of the state. 

The state is also upheld by all three classes of literature. The 
Legal and Wisdom Books recognize civil offices as from God. The 
prophets, although they often came into conflict with the kings, op- 
not the office, but the incumbent. In all their pictures of an 
ideal future, they assume the continuance of the monarchy under 
wise and just kings. 

The writers of the monarchy were then neither indifferent, 
pessimistic, nor radical, in their attitude toward the social problem. 
They made their practical contributions to social reform along exist- 
ing lines. The method of solution of the problem in the writing of 
the priests was legislation against social abuses in the name of 
Yaweh. They made good, wise, and stringent laws in regard to the 
oppression of the poor, and the building up of great estates by the 
wealthy landed class. 

The Wisdom writers saw ths solution of the problem in re- 
ligious and ethical education. They point out the dangers in so- 
ciety' and condemn sensuality, the abuse of wealth, injustice. They 
make an appeal to the better judgment of the people, and try to 
arouse in them a moral sense by means of economic truths. 



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The method of the prophets is entirely different. They advance 
no theories for social reform, but depend entirely upon the regenera- 
tion of the individual. They consider that there must be in the life 
of every man a personal relationship with a God of perfect rectitude. 
The aim of the prophets is the regeneration of society by the refor- 
mation of the individual through the experience of a holy God. 

Dr. Paton concluded his lecture by showing the likeness of 
1 icial problem of the present day to that of the Hebrews. We 
cannot, he said, improve upon their methods, but must seek a 
solution of our problem through wise legislation and sound economic 
and ethical education, but the supreme way to a realization of the 
kingdom of God is the new birth of each individual in the likeness of 
Jesus Christ. 


To so man} - of us who have been hearing the recent discussions of 
the Shirt-waist Strike and our economic responsibility the Week- 
End Conference to be given March 12, 13, 14, by the Christian 
Association will be of especial interest. The subject of the Confer- 
ence, "Christianity and Social Problems," is one which is alive in 
the minds of people to-day, and the program has been most carefully 
planned to effectively present its different phases. Wellesley is 
most fortunate in having Miss Scudder, whose advice has been in- 
valuable in the planning of the Conference. That the lectures by 
Dr. Gifford, announced in another part of the News, arc on this same 
subject is representative of its wide-spread interest, and the Confer- 
ence and lectures will mutually aid our appreciation of each. One 
pleasant feature will be that we are able to share this delightful 
treat with some of the other colleges. Two delegates from Bryn 
Mawr, Radcliffe, Vassar, Smith, Mt. Holyokc, Barnard, 
and Boston University will be guests of the college during the Con- 
ference. Further announcement of the program will be given later, 
but all those who remember the successful conference of last year, 
either with pleasure at having attended it or with regret at having 
missed it, will want to plan to be in Wellesley over this week-end. 


The Christian Association feels that it is a part of its work to 
foster an interest in the study of social progress, such as Miss 
Scudder spoke of in leading the Thursday meeting. To bring to- 
gether girls who are thinking about the social problems of the day, 
classes have been formed for the purpose of discussing different 
phases of the subject. The classes will each have six meetings, 
the first classes meeting the week of March 7th. A list of the classes 
has been posted on the Christian Association bulletin board, where 
all are invited to sign to join the class of their choice. 
The classes are the following: 

1. Christianity and the Social Crisis — A book on the subject 
by Rauschenbusch, will be used. Leader, Hortensc Colby. 

2. Living Social Problems — such as the organization of Labor, 
Civic Corruption, Child Labor, the Race Question, and the like. 
A magazine edited by Josiah Strong will be used. Leaders, Doro- 
thea Taussig, Helen Beegle. 

3. Luxury — The Concentration of Wealth; the Use of Money, 
considering the Ethics of Porperty, and Morals of Spending. Leader, 
Harriet Stryker. 

4. Medical Missions — Leader, Anita Hunter. 

=;. Apologetics of Missions — Inquiry into the adequacy of 
missions. Leader, Theresa Severen. 

Signed, Laura S. Bausman, 

Chairman of Mission Study. 


The first lecture class in the course advertised last fall by the 
Bible Study Committee will be held Thursday evening, March 
third, at eight o'clock, in the chapel of College Hall. The lecturer will 
lie Dr. (). P. Gifford of Brookline, and his subject during the six 
lectures will be "Applied Christianity." All members of the college 
are most cordiallv invited to these classes. 


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On February 25, in College Hall Chapel, Lewis Bayles Paton, 
Ph.D., D.D., Professor of Old Testament Exegesis and Criticism in 
Hartford Theological Seminary, addressed the classes in Biblical 
history on "The Social Problem in Israel in the Time of the Proph- 

Dr. Paton first discussed the economical changes which caused 
this problem, and then the problem itself. Before the Canaanitc 
invasion Israel had been a nomadic people; during the period of the 
Judges they became agricultural, and with the monarchy life grad- 
ually became industrial and commercial. The cause of this latter 
change is obvious. The monarchy established peace, thus making 
commercial activity possible. During the reigns of the first two 
kings, Israel got control over many important trade routes; impor- 
tant cities were subdued, and wrested from the Philistines; great 
caravan routes and seaports were captured, making trade with the 
East possible. With the establishment of commercial relations be- 
tween Israel and the countries about it, many industries necessa- 
rily arose. The joint rise of commerce and industry, together with 
the continual booty brought in from the border warfare, caused a 
great increase of money in the country. After the reign of David 
money was commonly used as exchange instead of "direct barter," 
which was employed in the period of the Judges. 

In these commercial activities the kings took the lead. David 
formed an alliance with Hiram of Tyre, who furnished him with 
workmen and supplies. Under Solomon this alliance was continued. 
We read that Solomon gave annually to the Tyrians "twenty thou- 
sand measures of wheat for food, and twenty measures of pure oil," 
in exchange for materials and labor used in the construction of the 
temple. "Store cities" were established by Solomon, whose prin- 
cipal exports were chariots, horses, baskets, honey, myrrh and other 
minor products. Solomon was able to act as intermediary in the 
commercial relations between Egypt and Assyria. He also had 
communication by sea with Tarshish and other foreign powers. 

The later kings followed the example of David and Solomon. 
Ahab married the Sidonian princess Jezebel. Jehoshophat main- 
tained friendly relations with foreign nations. The trade routes 
were reinforced under Jeroboam II. Constant reference to this 
commercial activity is found in the prophets. Amos speaks of wait- 
ing for "the new moon that we may sell grain." 

This growth in commerce was followed by a growth in industry. 
Foreign artisans settled in Israel. In the reigns of David and Solo- 
mon workmen were imported from Tyre. Gradually Israel learned the 
trades, until, instead of merely the simple domestic industries ex- 
istent in the period of the Judges, all arts became indigenous in 

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Israel. All of these forces tended to foster the life in the cities. 
Merchants and artisans flocked to the cities, captured from the 
Canaanites. The city life assumed a great importance at the ex- 
pense of the country, and we find all the leading men of the nation 
coming from Jerusalem, Samaria and other large cities. 

This period marks the disappearance of the old social order and 
the rise of a new order. The economic changes were destructive of 
the old social constitution of the Israelites. The kings were hostile 
to the independent tribal authorities and little by little encroached on 
their rights. One force became particularly prominent, that is, the 
organization of a standing army. Saul had taken picked men from 
the tribes; David added foreign mercenaries, who were more than a 
match for the tribal militia. W'ith the loss of military influence the 
clans rapidly disintegrated. In the time of Amos the towns were 
responsible for the troops, and the king was the powerful head of the 
army. Whereas in the period of the Judges a town was occupied by 
a single clan, it was at this period occupied by representatives from 
every clan. The old social order was superseded by a new one based 
on the distribution of wealth. The result of this was the acquisi- 
tion of wealth in the hands of a few, and the impoverishing of the 
working people, who constantly struggled against the upper class. 

Two distinct classes were established— the rich and the poor. 
At the head of the rich class were the kings, who accumulated in- 
mense fortunes. Instead of investing this wealth in productive 
enterprises, it was squandered in self indulgence. The example of 
Solomon, with his expensive palaces, his many wives and concu- 
bines, was followed by his successors. The prophecies are full of 
denunciations against the wealth, the luxury, the drunkenness, 
prevalent among the upper class, not only among the men, but even 
among the women. 

The social state at this time was analogous in many respects to 
that of to-day. 


The many children who went to their first party at the Barn, 
Saturday evening, seemed to enjoy themselves as only children can. 
How could they help it with that pile of peanuts on the stage and 
sticks of candy, pop-corn fritters and punch in all corners of the 
Barn! There were all kinds of babies — pretty ones, funnv ones, 
proper ones and mischievous ones. White-sash dresses, gingham 
aprons, sunbonnets, pigtails, and bobbed hair, all romped and 
danced together. Some, like those two little boys with their nurse- 
maid, were at first quite well-behaved, but if any children were back- 
ward, they soon followed the example of the mammies and maids, 
joining in the play boisterously. Going to Jerusalem was the most 
fun of all and the Barn shook with good nature until the children 
were sent home, as all good children should be, at half-past nine. 


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any discourtesy? If it is not discourteous, it is at best discouraging 
for an instructor to project a lecture at a class huddled in the very 
extreme corner of a large class room. Must we make the gulf be- 
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when the instructor frowns down her delicacy and suggests that it is 
more comfortable when the front seats are filled, there are still 
those who cannot forego the class naps and say "Let somebody 
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In addition to notes concerning graduates, the Alumnae 
column will contain items of interest about members of the 
Faculty, past and present, and former students. 

Miss Maud R. Kellar, 1892, is teaching this year in Providence, 
Rhode Island. 

Miss Ruth McGlashan, 1908, is teaching in the Hampstead 
(N.H.) High School. 

Mrs. F. G. Sikes (Camilla Gowans, 1890,) is spending the year 
in Vevay, Switzerland, with her two sons, the elder of whom is 
'90's class baby. Address, Hotel Mooser, Vevay. 

Miss Anne Witherle, 1S96, is teaching in the High School at 
Concord, Massachusetts. 

Mrs. W. H. Day (Julia Lyman, 1896,) leaves for Egypt this 
month with her husband. 

Miss Mary Thompson, 1909, is teaching in the Sherwood 
School, Sherwood, New York. 

Miss Genevieve Webster, 1909, is teaching in Spirit Lake, 

Miss Alice Mumper, 1909, is taking a course in the New Jersey 
State Normal School. 

Miss Clara S. Chase, 1905, is teaching in Miss Kimball's School 
for Girls, No. 33 May Street, Worcester, Massachusetts. 

Miss Marion E. Pulsifer, 1909, is teaching in the Lebanon 
(N. H.) High School. 

Miss Katharine B. Read, 1899, is taking a course in cata- 
loging at Simmons College, and doing some work at the Women's 
Educational and Industrial Union. 

Miss Grace Lynde, 1909, is teaching in the Marlboro (N.H.) 
High School. 


Miss Helen Cummings, 1908, to Mr. Richard Braekett Merrill, 
Dartmouth, 1908, of Pasadena, California. 

Miss Frances Hall Rousmaniere, 1900, to Mr. Arthur Stone 
Dewing, Ph.D., of Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Miss. Lillian M. Brooks, 1906. to Mr. La Forest Harris Howe, 
Harvard, 1906. 


Witherill — Grover. February 15, 1910, in Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, Miss Alice Marion Grover, 1906, to Mr. Percy Warren 
Witherell. At home after April 1, 24 Idlewild Street, Allston, 


February 12, 1910, a daughter, Carolyn, to Mr. and Mrs. 
Arthur M. Decker. 

January 30, 1910, a son, Richard, to Mrs. Ralph B. Woodsum 
(Elsie S. Young, 1908). 


December 1, 1904, near Tacoma, Washington, Winifred Cum- 
mings, Special Student, 1884. 

February 22, 1910, at Waltham, Massachusetts, James F. Rob- 
inson, and February 24, Mary A. Robinson, the father and mother of 
Mabel L. Robinson, formerly of the Zoology Department, and 
Mildred Robinson, 1909. 

February II, 1910, in Plainficld, New Jersey, Agnes Opdyke, 
daughter of Henry B. and Miriam Whiton Opdyke, cousin of Mary 
Whiton Calkins, and former registrar of Barnard College. 
Mrs. Howe (Sarah Marsh, 1904), Orange, Massachusetts.